A month before my 39th birthday it hit me hard; if I don't do something immediately I'm going to turn 40 in just over a year and be that weak, slow, fat, middle aged guy I always said I'd never turn into. This depressed me, greatly, and so I resolved this could not happen.
I know myself and knew that if I went the normal exercise route I would abandon it within a few months, I needed something more. I did CrossFit years in the past with great success but life took me away from it. As chance would have it, Mountain Loop jumped out in front of me from out of the blue. Although I was anxious to start down this path at a strange place with strange people, I was even more scared of the disappointment I'd face in myself if I did nothing.
In hindsight, this was one of the best decisions and investments in myself that I have ever made. I am now stronger, faster & healthier than I have ever been. I do things weekly that I could never have dreamed of a year ago. My confidence in myself is greater than ever because I KNOW no matter what, I will compete even the most daunting task laid out before me.
I would have never gotten here if not for the Coaches and people at Mountain Loop. They motivate me. They inspire me. They encourage me. They keep me going when I'm too tired to continue. They correct me when I'm too tired to stay focused. They are the reason for my continued hard work. Any place else, and I would have probably moved along to something else. I am so fortunate to have stumbled across them. They may not be the closest to me, but they are very much worth it.